For the second consecutive year, Kaspersky, a leading cybersecurity company, will participate in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) hosted this time by the Government of Poland in Katowice. Taking place from 6-10 December in a hybrid format, Kaspersky’s experts will contribute to the building of an extensive global dialogue on topics of trust, security, stability, and inclusive internet governance.
According to Kaspersky’s new Healthcare report 2021, only 22% of global healthcare organizations confirm that all medical equipment they utilize runs up to date software. Usage of legacy operating systems (OS) expose healthcare organizations to additional vulnerabilities and cyber-risks.
Kaspersky, a leading global cybersecurity and digital privacy company, is one of the first organizations to address the challenge of the human augmentation phenomenon, by presenting a comprehensive cybersecurity policy. The document aims to enhance the workforce while also considering employees’ security and welfare when using bionic devices in the office.
In a recent investigation, Kaspersky researchers uncovered a previously unknown malware dubbed Chinotto targeting North Korean defectors and human rights activists. The malware operated by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor ScarCruft is implemented in PowerShell, Windows executables, and Android apps. It is capable of controlling and exfiltrating sensitive information from its targets. Furthermore, the attackers attempted to gather information and attack victims' connections using the victim's compromised social network and email.
The Kaspersky Employee Wellbeing 2021 report unveils that while organizations regularly face employee data leakage, almost half of them (45%) prefer not to disclose these incidents publicly. At the same time, staff may lack basic cybersecurity knowledge to protect themselves as only 44% of businesses offer IT security training.
New research from Kaspersky interviewing 389 healthcare providers from 36 countries reveals that 91% of medical organizations have already implemented telehealth capabilities, with 44% starting to use them after the pandemic. At the same time, 52% of respondents have experienced cases where patients refused telehealth services due to security concerns.
In 2022, we will observe state-sponsored groups targeting the cryptocurrency industry, while cybercriminals will take advantage of investors by fabricating rogue wallet with backdoors included. On top of that, we are likely to witness the growth of attacks against payment systems and more advanced mobile threats. These are the key predictions from Kaspersky’s ‘Cyberthreats to Financial Organizations in 2022’ report.
The growth of phishing attacks mimicking e-payment pages was spotted in the run-up to the Black Friday period. The total number of financial phishing attacks disguised as e-payment systems more than doubled from September (627,560) to October 2021 (1,935,905), indicating a 208% increase. This and other findings are in Kaspersky’s ‘Black Friday 2021: How to Have a Scam-Free Shopping Day’ report.